Retail Strip Debuts
His aim for the comic strip … is to do for the mall what Dilbert did for the office, revealing the dysfunctional world of bickering employees, spineless managers, and cruel shoppers that lurks behind the cheery sales slogans.
It’s a good topic, with lots of possibilities, and one most people can relate to. Everyone’s been shopping, even if they haven’t had the life-changing opportunity of working behind the counter. Also like Dilbert, creator Norm Feuti wants input in the form of good stories from shoppers and clerks, a “participation” aspect that has impressed some of the newspapers signed on for the launch.